Retaining walls, other walls
Whether created out of brick, stone, or timber, walls within the landscape are commonly used to level or retain slopes and give them a more vertical character. Generally, the more restricted or congested the site, the greater the need for retaining walls to provide usable space for landscape purposes. Brentwood Landscapes specializes in dry-stack stone walls in which no mortar is visible.
Retaining walls are one of the most under-appreciated parts of the hardscaping aspect of your overall landscape even though retaining walls serve as the backbone of so many rock and stone-based hardscape projects of our clients’ landscapes. The retaining wall certainly has its own set of challenges apart from the specific rock, stone, timber, and/or pavers utilized in the hardscaping project including the overall geo-grid, proper drainage, and suitable backfilling of the affected area. There are many choices for retaining wall blocks and each type of block (stone, rock, etc.) is rated for various load capacities.
Brentwood Landscapes has extensive experience in the landscaping/hardscaping industry and will help explain all available options when we meet with you, always considering your unique needs and wishes over all else. Let us help you design and install retaining walls as part of your landscape’s hardscaping to address safety concerns, improve usability, and increase the curb appeal of your residential property.